Kevin and Timmy Hansen shared the spoils as the 2019 TitansRX season reached its half-way point in Montalegre, Portugal.

Kevin and Timmy Hansen shared the spoils as the 2019 TitansRX season reached its half-way point in Montalegre, Portugal.

11.08.2019: On Saturday, Kevin Hansen dominated to win round five, becoming the first back-to-back winner this season. The points leader made a good start to lead polesitter Topi Heikkinen from the start, but the top qualifier kept the pressure on for much of

On Saturday, Kevin Hansen dominated to win round five, becoming the first back-to-back winner this season.
 


The points leader made a good start to lead polesitter Topi Heikkinen from the start, but the top qualifier kept the pressure on for much of the race.
 



Heikkinen kept hustling Kevin Hansen at the front, while initially also resisting pressure from Andrew Jordan behind. On lap six of seven, however, Heikkinen’s charge for the race lead came undone after he hit Hansen at the first corner.
 


The incident briefly sent Heikkinen airborne and allowed Jordan to pass, while Timmy Hansen would also find his way by later on in the lap, putting him out of podium contention.
 


Although Jordan was moved up to second, the final lap didn’t give him enough of an opportunity to mount a challenge for the race victory and he crossed the line just under eight tenths of a second behind Kevin Hansen.
 


Timmy Hansen finished third, just under a second behind Jordan, while Heikkinen held on to take fourth, ahead of Craig Breen.
 


Local wildcard driver Ivan Ares was the sixth runner in the final but his race ended on the second lap due to electrical issues.
 


On Sunday Timmy Hansen completed a clean sweep of the day, winning all of his heat races and topping the times in all three rounds of qualifying, before going on to take lights-to-flag victories in both his semi-final and the final.
 


It was Heikkinen who arguably made the best start in Sunday’s final, but a concertina into the first corner shuffled Timmy Hansen to the fore with Kevin Hansen defending from Heikkinen.
 


From there Timmy Hansen wasn’t troubled for the victory, and crossed the line 1.2 seconds ahead of points leader Kevin Hansen, with Heikkinen taking third and the trio split from the rest of the field.
 


Breen claimed fourth after an entertaining battle with girlfriend Tamara Molinaro and ‘CsuCsu’. Molinaro, racing in her third final this season passed Breen on the second lap of the race, but was later repassed by the World Rally regular a lap later.
 


Breen then found his way by ‘CsuCsu’ on lap four and began to pull away. Molinaro and ‘CsuCsu’ meanwhile continued to fight until the chequered flag, with the Hungarian prevailing.
 


Kevin Hansen now leaves Portugal with a 10-point lead over Timmy Hansen, while Heikkinen slips down to third, ahead of Ronny C’Rock.
 


Molinaro’s strong end to an otherwise tricky weekend rockets her up to fifth, in the midst of a tight fight with ‘CsuCsu’, Jerome Grosset-Janin, and Jordan. Breen and Webb, who haven’t competed full-time this season, round out the top 10 in points with the series now at its half-way point.
 



TitansRX standings after round 6 (top 15)

 
1.    Kevin Hansen    136
2.    Timmy Hansen    126
3.    Topi Heikkinen    126
4.    Ronny C'Rock    68
5.    Tamara Molinaro    61
6.    'CsuCsu'    59
7.    Andrew Jordan    57
8.    Jerome Grosset-Janin    57
9.    Craig Breen    48
10.    Oliver Webb    42
11.    Andreas Steffen    36
12.    Hayden Paddon    30
13    Reini Sampl    25
14.    Nelson Piquet Jr.    22
15.    Ivan Ares    22
           








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